Flag of truce(Mil.), a white flag carried or exhibited by one of the hostile parties, during the flying of which hostilities are suspended.Truce of God, a suspension of arms promulgated by the church, which occasionally took place in the Middle Ages, putting a stop to private hostilities at or within certain periods.

(Truce"break`er) n. One who violates a truce, covenant, or engagement.

(Truce"less), a. Without a truce; unforbearing.

Two minds in one, and each a truceless guest.
H. Brooke.

(Truch"man) n. [Cf. F. trucheman. See Dragoman.] An interpreter. See Dragoman. [Obs.]

And after, by the tongue,
Her truchman, she reports the mind's each throw.
B. Jonson.

(Tru`ci*da"tion) n. [L. trucidatio, fr. trucidare to slaughter.] The act of killing. [Obs.]

(Truck) n. [L. trochus an iron hoop, Gr. a wheel, fr. to run. See Trochee, and cf. Truckle, v. i.]

1. A small wheel, as of a vehicle; specifically (Ord.), a small strong wheel, as of wood or iron, for a gun carriage.

2. A low, wheeled vehicle or barrow for carrying goods, stone, and other heavy articles.

Goods were conveyed about the town almost exclusively in trucks drawn by dogs.

3. (Railroad Mach.) A swiveling carriage, consisting of a frame with one or more pairs of wheels and the necessary boxes, springs, etc., to carry and guide one end of a locomotive or a car; — sometimes called bogie in England. Trucks usually have four or six wheels.

4. (Naut.) (a) A small wooden cap at the summit of a flagstaff or a masthead, having holes in it for reeving halyards through. (b) A small piece of wood, usually cylindrical or disk-shaped, used for various purposes.

5. A freight car. [Eng.]

6. A frame on low wheels or rollers; — used for various purposes, as for a movable support for heavy bodies.

(Truck), v. t. To transport on a truck or trucks.

(Truce) n. [OE. trewes, triwes, treowes, pl. of trewe a truce, properly, pledge of fidelity, truth, AS. treów fidelity, faith, troth. See True.]

1. (Mil.) A suspension of arms by agreement of the commanders of opposing forces; a temporary cessation of hostilities, for negotiation or other purpose; an armistice.

2. Hence, intermission of action, pain, or contest; temporary cessation; short quiet.

Where he may likeliest find
Truce to his restless thoughts.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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